Shared Glass, 2011
Shared Glass was a workshop defined by the shared experience of MFA.Design students from VCUQatar, the residents from FABRICA design department and the glass maker Massimo Lunardon
The collection is the outcome of group research interrogating glass objects of varied ethnic and historical origins — Lebanese, Italian, Egyptian and French to name a few. Each final piece is a hybrid object, juxtaposing and challenging possibilities, to create surprising, eclectic, multicultural objects. Importantly the designers worked closely with each other and Massimo Lunardon throughout the process, permitting a vocabulary to be built together, from the initial drawings to the free blowing of the objects in the Artisan Workshop. The richness of Shared Glass is in the tension between community and uniqueness, characterized by the particular mix of interesting people, and what is possible when they talk together around a table.
Designed by: Sam Baron, Dean Brown, Valentina Carretta, Marie Dessuant, Margaux Keller, Amaury Poudray, Gustavo Millon, Catarina Carreiras, Filipe Ferreira, Philip Bone, Marta Celso, Ilaria Scarselli, Constantin Boym, Rania Chamsine, Corby Elford, Imad Fadel, Sameh Ibrahim, Alia Khairat, Amin Matni